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Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street

01423 568110

HBC Defibrillator


Club Closure

It is with regret that the Bridge Club will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

We wish everyone the best of health over the coming months.

Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club

RealBridge Update

Duplicate Session - Tuesday 26th January 1:30pm for 2:00pm

The full details regarding this session have been sent out in an email to all members via Pianola. Please read it even if you have used RealBridge before. If you haven't received this email or would like further information regarding the event please contact Barry at

22 January

Following the recent club trial of RealBridge I would like to express thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to our survey.  The extent of positive feedback received has encouraged the club to progress to the next stage.  I can report we have already held discussions with our contact at RealBridge to discuss the necessary action we now need to undertake before we can host sessions on their system platform. 

Hopefully, we will be ready to go very soon. Please keep checking this website for further updates.

Finally, apologies for not replying to everyone who returned the survey but please be assured your responses are read and they are used to formulate the actions we take.


Online YL Teams of 4 Winter 2021

YCBA Winter Online Sunday League 2021

The 17th January sees the start of the next round of online Yorkshire League matches, due to its success there are now 17 divisions.  Harrogate's 6 teams are in Divisions 1 ,2, 7 (2 teams), 13 and 16 (new team).

In addition to the League there will be a Cup Competition with rounds to be held on 21 February, 7 & 21 March. There is a plate event for teams losing in the first round.

Two matches are played every Sunday, one at 2.00pm and one at 4.15pm, with the Cup matches at the later 4.15pm.

Sunday 17 January  - Harrogate results

Div 1 A 10 v Sheffield Buzz 10
  A 20 v Scarborough A 0
Div 2 B 12 v York B 8
  B 5 v Leeds C 15
Div 7 C 8 v O Cowan Online B 12
  C 13 v Doncaster D 7
  D 2 v Wensleydale Foxes 18
  D 4 v Leeds G 16
Div 13 E 3 v Wakefield Gins 17
  E 20 v Bradford Eagles 0
Div 16 F 16 Brighouse Doubletons 4
  F 14 v Hull E 6











Full league details, fixtures and results can be found on the YCBA website click here.

The remaining dates are:
31 Jan, 21 Feb,7 Mar, 28 Mar.

Online Upcoming Events
Play Online Games 

Upcoming YCBA events include:

  • Yorkshire Pairs Championship Online - 24th January
  • Harrogate (Yorkshire) Spring Congress Online
    Swiss Pairs - 13 February
    9 High Pairs - 13th February
    Swiss Teams - 14th February
  • YCBA Elevenses 3 - 23rd February

For all upcoming events including the above click here.

For EBU events click here.

Online YL Teams of 4 for Clubs Autumn 2020

End of Session Roundup

The final matches of the Autumn session of the Yorkshire Leagues were played on Sunday 6th December, with mixed fortunes for our teams. 

The D team are to be congratulated on winning their league and will be promoted from Div 8 to Div 7.

The B and C teams will be relegated although the B team had a really good win beating Malton A, who are top of the league, in their final match.

The A team won and retain their place in Div 1, having won 4 of their 7 matches and far exceeded their expectations.

The E team also won their final match and remain in Div 13.

Full results can be found here.

So we now have teams in Divisions 1, 3, 7, 8 and 13.

The dates for the next rounds are 17 January, 31 January, 21 February, 7 March and 28 March.

We would be pleased to hear of anyone else who would like to play.  Please let Catherine or Janet know if you are interested.

Janet Latham

HBC Online Duplicate Pairs on BBO

Dates For Online Duplicate Sessions

The dates for future club BBO duplicate sessions will be listed in the calendar in the righthand column, in green, above the results.

We request all players to login at least 10 minutes before the actual start time.

If you would like to join us, even if you haven't played bridge online before, please contact either Janet Latham, Helen Stalker, Barry Whiteley or Rob Cave.

Latest update below......


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run seven pairs sessions per week and a supervised play afternoon for those who want to practice before they step up to duplicate.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

For the more competitive players we have five teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private premises and is well established with over 250 members.  In addition to our playing areas, the club has a kitchen and a licensed bar.  HBC is a member of the English Bridge Union, EBU, and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association, YCBA.  We use the Bridgemate wireless scoring system so that results are updated as you play.  Hand copies of each session can be taken away and are also available once the results are posted on the website. 



Are You Missing Your EBU Diary?

If you did not receive your 2021 diary in the September edition of the English Bridge magazine, it is probably because you did not opt in.

You can still get a 2021 diary by contacting the EBU office via email

Make sure that you update MyEBU with your preferences to receive one for next year 2022.  They are no longer being sent out automatically.

  • If you use My EBU, login and go to your account, my details and check your account settings.  If you wish to receive the diary, under Magazine/Diary Preferences take the option All Editions + Diary.  Then save your changes.
  • If you haven't used My EBU or have forgotten your password then click here where you will be directed to the EBU website.  Don't forget to have your membership number to hand.

8 September

EBU 54th (Virtual) Summer Meeting

Congratulations to Sue Boden and Lyn Aldous for winning the Swiss Pairs (9 high) competition.

Something for your amusement !!

Has anyone been to Fodder recently?


Jack's Daily Podcast

Jack Stocken is giving daily mini lessons for a small monthly fee.  For more details click here.

Bernard Magee on YouTube

I've been asked to include the link to Bernard's Youtube channel - so here it is: or just search for Bernard Magee bridge on Youtube.


EBU and  Online Duplicate

The EBU's website gives details of playing online and the various providers.  Click here for more details.  Find what suits you.

Playing in EBU games on BBO:

The EBU are now running daily sessions on BBO, afternoons and evenings, and awarding master points.  Further information on these games can be found by clicking here.


Mon 25th Jan 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
10:20 for 10:30 start
Wed 27th Jan 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
9:50 for 10:00 start
Thu 28th Jan 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
19:05 for 19:15 start
Mon 1st Feb 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
10:20 for 10:30 start
Wed 3rd Feb 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
9:50 for 10:00 start
Thu 4th Feb 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
19:05 for 19:15 start
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